It's partly laziness and partly overwork that has caused me not to blog as often as I have in previous years. But the main factor is this: time I would have spent blogging has been also been spent podcasting.
Dave and I are keen to do more, up the content and maybe the frequency of podcasts. To that end, we've started a Patreon page so that you can become a subscriber and access various extra goodies. Do go and have a look.
If you're new to the podcast, let me point you in the direction of some of our greatest hits to get your started in no particular order.
In Episodes 42 & 43 we get some proper comedy wisdom from a Jedi Grandmaster of Comedy, John Lloyd.
In Episodes 46 & 47, I go to Eric Chappell's house, yes, to his house and talk to him about his glorious sitcoms like Rising Damp, Only When I Laugh and Duty Free.
Episode 51 is a personal favourite of mine in which Dave and I talk with Tom Edge (Lovesick, The Crown, Strike) about working with producers. In this one, something just clicked.
Episode 57 is a deep dive into Ever Decreasing Circles with the super-writer super-fan, Jason Hazeley.
In Episode 50, we talk with more sitcom royalty, Marks & Gran (right) at a live event for the WGGB.
Episode 17 has some really useful tips on writing topical comedy with The Now Show & Dead Ringers creator, Bill Dare.
Not to mention interviews with Barry Cryer (right), Andy Riley & Kevin Cecil, Ian Martin and David Tyler. That's probably enough to get your started.
They're all here - thanks to the guys at British Comedy Guide - and on iTunes. Do have a look, and a listen. And if you like what you hear, subscribe to the podcast via Patreon and we can push the show further and make it more useful, exciting and special.